Academic and Clinical Education
As interest in residency education continues to grow, the number of accredited pediatric residency programs has not kept pace with the applicant demand. Perceived barriers or challenges (i.e., administrative challenges in completing the required documents, lack of ability to develop and implement didactic content, lack of clinical sites, and financial considerations) may be partially to blame. This session will address these issues head on with a review the application process, examples of various residency program designs and examples of how to use guiding documents of the accreditation process (Description of Specialty Practice, Description of Residency Practice, ABPTRFE Quality Standards) to develop a program. We will assist participants in identification of local affordances/challenges to developing a residency/fellowship and facilitate participant brainstorming for a program in their area.
The first pediatric residency and fellowship programs were accredited in 2006 and 2012, respectively, and there are currently 22 accredited pediatric residency programs and 3 accredited fellowship programs. We will share ideas on how to create collaborations and use resources to build a residency/fellowship program even when it may have seemed impossible.